by Christopher Peak | Dec 15, 2017 7:47 am
One not-for-profit director was told she was a mouthy know-it-all for expressing her opinions. One business executive was asked to train a new hire for the promotion she was promised. One government staffer said she holds in so much frustration that she sometimes feels ready to explode.
As more black women assert themselves in business and politics, they’re feeling that kind of strain in the workplace. As trailblazers in their fields, they regularly face pushback to their ascension. But alone without a colleague to turn to, isolation can take its toll.
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by Christopher Peak | Dec 14, 2017 8:24 am | Comments (10)
Inspired by a stunning election victory in Alabama propelled by the black vote, African-American female politicians gathering in New Haven said they’re ready to lead in making America that “more perfect union” in these divisive times.
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by Paul Bass | Dec 8, 2017 12:31 pm | Comments (10)
Mike Handler has a general election message honed. He’ll have to find a way to get Republican primary voters to let him deliver it.
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by Ana Radelat | Dec 7, 2017 2:19 pm | Comments (4)
Washington – Connecticut’s Democratic U.S. senators — who have often spoken as one voice on controversial issues since Donald Trump’s election — differed over the president’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, reversing decades of U.S. foreign policy.
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by Paul Bass | Nov 28, 2017 12:02 pm
Juggling duties as a frontman for a Jimi Hendrix tribute band and a freshman Republican state senator from a diverse district, George Logan hit on a tune to which much of his audience can dance: “Don’t raise taxes!”
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by Staff | Nov 27, 2017 12:06 pm
The surprise announcement of the day Monday came from state Attorney General George Jepsen, who said he will not run next year for a third term.
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by Paul Bass | Nov 24, 2017 8:37 am | Comments (16)
Is this the best way to run a city?
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by Paul Bass | Nov 24, 2017 8:31 am | Comments (1)
The candidates and their supporters swarmed through the smoky hotel convention hall, girding for battle. Jay Gitlin watched from his perch at his keyboards — not realizing he would become a musical political tool by evening’s end.
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by Paul Bass | Nov 15, 2017 3:00 pm | Comments (16)
Ditch his party leader who fought so hard for the best possible budget compromise? Or vote against constituents getting thrown off Medicaid?
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by Paul Bass | Nov 8, 2017 1:59 pm | Comments (6)
Prasad Srinivasan has two words for people who wonder what kind of governor he’d be: Ronald Reagan.
Continue reading ‘Doc’s Next House Call: Guv Mansion?’